Royal Court launches priority booking for under-26s
The Royal Court in London has introduced a young people’s membership scheme offering priority booking on day tickets.
The membership programme is part of the theatre’s existing range of activities for young people, which includes a youth theatre and youth board.
As part of the new Young Court membership, which is free to join, audiences aged 25 and under will be given priority access to the theatre’s existing £12 day tickets.
These tickets are put on sale at 9am every Monday for that evening’s performance in the main house, however Young Court members will be given advanced access.
The Royal Court’s head of participation, Vishni Velada Billson, said the new initiative would assist the theatre’s aim of making theatre more accessible to the next generation.
She added: “[The scheme will] cultivate life long relationships and partnerships, celebrating the arts as an invaluable forum for original thinking addressing the salient challenges of our time.”
Members will also receive a 10% discount on drinks in the Royal Court bar and restaurant and 10% off playtexts in the bookshop.
Earlier this week it was announced that theatre bookseller and publisher Samuel French, which shut its London store last year, will reopen in the Royal Court next month